BFK holds an Annual Strategic Planning Meeting in March and a review of Local Bicycling Developments — featuring timely presentations by community leaders — on Wednesday during Kalamazoo Area Bike Week in May. Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team meetings are held quarterly. “All-hands” and other public meetings covering important topics are held as needed.
The minutes and meeting notes below are from our public meetings. Program oriented committees may meet regularly (e.g., quarterly) according to their own schedules and release meeting notes or minutes as they see best. We strive to email minutes/notes to BFK participants one-two weeks after a public meeting during which minutes have been recorded. Non-public meetings may not be formal; minutes are not always kept.
This page is updated as time permits to facilitate information sharing. Dates are coded in YYMMDD format. There may be inadvertent omissions in this list.
The “Kalamazoo” in our name reflects our geographic footprint: all of Kalamazoo County and Alemena, Antwerp, Paw Paw & Waverly townships in Van Buren County. This is the same jurisdiction footprint as our Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Kalamazoo Area Transportation Study (KATS). Note that until our participants named our network “Bike Friendly Kalamazoo” (“BFK” for short), minutes reflected a more generic working name (specifically, Bike Friendly Community or BFC).
*Coronavirus Notice: Updated November 2, 2020
– Most of BFK’s meetings will be held virtually until further notice.
– BFK is monitoring the recommendations of Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department and many other authoritative sources; we suggest our participants do so as well.
– The State of Michigan’s Executive Orders permit cycling as a form of outdoor exercise as long as other precautions such as social distancing are followed.
– Bicycling outdoors, where people may be widely separated, possesses different levels of viral exposure than other events in obvious ways. In addition, bicycling plays a role in maintaining and increasing beneficial fitness levels (see How to Ride Safely Amid Coronavirus Concerns).
Please Contact Us for more information about any of our upcoming meetings.
Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting – Wednesday December 1, 2021; 4-5pm
Bike Friendly Kalamazoo’s Annual Public Meeting (Combined w/ Bike Program Steering Cmte Meeting) – Wednesday March 23, 2022; 4-5pm
Minutes, Notes and Related BFK Documents
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Meeting Notes 210922 (Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting)
Meeting Notes 210623 (Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting)
“Where MDOT Is Headed With Bicycling” 210513 – During Kalamazoo Bike Week
“Local Bicycling Developments – 2021 & Beyond” Presentations 210512 – During Kalamazoo Bike Week
“Michigan Crash Facts 101” 210511 – During Kalamazoo Bike Week
Meeting Notes 210324 (BFK’s Annual Strategic Planning Session – incl. all Committees)
Meeting Notes 201209 (Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting)
Meeting Notes 200923 (Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting)
Meeting Notes 200624 (Bike Program Steering Committee/Core Team Quarterly Meeting)
“Bike Safety in Greater Kalamazoo: How Data Reveals the Real Issues” + OHSP Walk Safe video (p 29) + Clip from LMB Roll Call video (p 32)
KBW 2019 Planning Session Results – Sortable Tallies – from 180920 (List of new ideas for Kalamazoo Bike Week 2019)